Deepika Padukone is breaking every glass ceiling that comes her way. Be it reversing the wage gap or talking about depression to break the stigma associated with the disease. She understands the power of stardom and is using it responsibly.
For the past few weeks, Deepika and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of the movie, Padmaavat were subjected to threats.
During a recent interaction with India Today channel, Deepika was asked if her parents were panicking for her during this difficulty. She stated that they had faith and belief in her. The actor narrated an incident that happened when she was just 14 years old. She said:
" I remember one evening, my family and I were walking down the street. We had probably finished eating at a restaurant. My sister and my father walked ahead and my mother and I were walking behind. And this man brushed past me. I could have, at that point, ignored, pretended like it didn't happen. I turned back, followed this person, caught him by the collar – I was 14 – in the middle of the street slapped him and walked away. From that day on my parents knew that I could take care of myself."